Hammerhead 100X 2002 Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

Essentially what we have is a custom Racerx designed to run a 100mm fork up front so that the bike handles correctly. The rear travel has been bumped up to get 3.8" of travel. It will be using the 02 Racerx linkage design on our bikes which enables the use of a standard double eyelet shock, this also increases the stiffness of an already VERY stiff frame. The toptube has been sloped even more for increased standover. The bottom bracket height has been optimized for the perfect balance of clearance and handling, especially on those off camber tight switchbacks.

It also has a straight guage downtube with a gusset for additional stiffness and durability with a 100mm fork and the extra abuse the bike will encounter on the real trails! Also, the lowers are boxed meaning where the hollowed out yoke section is there are welded plates back over them for increased stiffness and durability. This bike RAILS tight technical offcamber singletrack.

  • $1650 frame only

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jul 28, 2019]
    dbowler2675


    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, wonderful suspension, just a beautiful ride. I took this thing on multiple 24 hour races and adventure races and it never let me down. I remember looking for this bike 17 years ago and finding it in the early days of online custom builds… And I am still thankful that I found it. I remember it being such an early version of where cycling was going. Unfortunately, I had a couple of hip surgeries and I’ve ridden very little in the past 12 years

    Weakness:

    It’s a 2002. I rode an Ibis Mojo 3 on vacation yesterday (July 2019). Luckily, I was pain-free and it was amazing! A great ride in Tahoe City Ca. I was inspired to bring the hammerhead out today upon returning home. I threw in a couple of new Maxxis 2.35 tires as my panaracers were 13 years old (barely fit in the back)... anyway, long story short, I was incredibly impressed with how the hammerhead still held up. The frame remains stiff, and the fox front and rear shocks are still kicking after 17 years. Granted, they were in the garage for the most part for the last 12 or so, but it took some real abuse my first five years owning the bike. Charles, I just wanted to let you know that there still are people out there rocking this bike. I have no plans to buy a new one, and I do have plans to start riding more.

    Price Paid:
    3400
    Purchased:
    New  
    Model Year:
    2002
    [Dec 15, 2013]
    mattzilla

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Everything: perfection.

    Weakness:

    None what so ever.

    I recently purchased my titus hammerhead from aggropa off of ebay and have been totally satisfied. This bike is absolutely amazing and i got it for an amazing deal. Also the main frame is made of titanium and the sub is aluminum.

    [Jan 23, 2012]
    Charles_Coker
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    fast

    Weakness:

    not slow

    Just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! to all the NICE comments from you guys!

    It means the world to me

    HAPPY TRAILS!
    Sincerely,
    Charles Coker

    Long Live Hammerhead!

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    [Sep 05, 2011]
    aggropa
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    EVERYTHING. Lightweight, stiff, durable, and beautiful frame. Tremendous handeling. etc. etc. etc.

    Weakness:

    Bottom bracket is a little low, but I don't think it would be possible to make it higher and keep the same handeling.

    The bottom line is that this is the best bike I have ever ridden. I didn't even know it existed until I found it for a steal on craigslist. It's a brand of titus in case you are not familiar. As other riders have stated, it rides like it's on rails. Simply goes where you point it, and does so quickly. Extremely efficient, amazing climber, and takes the abuse. Not a feather bike, but certainly reasonable for this bike (about 27 pounds built up). There are so many things to say about this bike. I am able to climb things that I could never climb before due to the efficiency, the ability of the suspension to absorb impact, and it's overall geometry. You can loft the front wheel over obstacles, and I find myself going up trails and over waterbars that I never could before. Descending is a joy as you can whip it wherever you want. I believe the difference from this bike and the racer X (as stated in the description) is that it has more gussets, a boxed rear end that increases stiffness, and slightly different geometry. It's hard to pinpoint why this bike is so good, but it just is. I also credit the fox shocks. My first time with fox on my bike, and they do an amazing job. The bottom bracket is lower than the insanely high bottom bracket of my previous Reign 2. The previous owner took off the 3rd chanring, and mounted a bash guard, which I originally thought was dumb, but seems to be working out really well. Not a fan of grip shift typically, but that is better than expected as well. If you are going up a really steep hill in gear 1 or 2 the front end tends to lift up a little too much also, but this happens rarely, and just requires a little pressure on the front wheel. I'm running about 70-80psi up front and 100psi in the rear, and I'm approx 185lbs at this point. I'm getting approx 1/4 of the travel in sag when seated, and using about 80% on the travel on a typical ride, which really seems to work. As I bought this bike new I don't know the year, but the guy said more like 2005 than 2002. Whatever it is, buy it if you can find it used. If not, save up and order it new. I seriously don't think I'll ever find a bike better than this, so I hope they are still making it when this bikes life is used up.

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    [Aug 25, 2003]
    Ryan Mathews
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    frame stiffness, acceleration, cornering and climbing

    Weakness:

    the wait was painful but well worth it. fact is, all the hot bikes are on backorder, blur, 5 spot, HH100X. It's actually a good sign of a sought after product

    I have now had the bike about a year and love it more and more with every ride. I recently rode a Blur on an extended ride that was properly setup for me. It had a 5th element air on the rear. My bike definitely accelerated better. I was really expecting the Blur with the 5th Element air to pedal better, it didn't. It was wierd, it didn't bob at all but it just didn' have the same responsiveness as my bike. I was thrilled !
    The bike belonged to my buddy and I could tell he was a bit disconcerted after the ride (we swapped bikes)
    his response was "this is a NICE bike" and he started to asking questions. I suspect Charles may be getting a phone call soon.

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    [May 29, 2003]
    Ray (x-ray) Jaimez
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Build quality, suspension performance, geometry, balance, climbing abilities, stiffness. Could support from Hammerhead bikes and Titus.

    Weakness:

    None that I have encountered. This bike absolutely rocks! I

    This has been the best bike I have ever ridden. To this day, I love my bike and really enjoy the way it feels. It handles all the trails very well and can do it all. The bike feels right on the not so technical, fast and smooth trails. The bike can take all the technical drops, rock gardens, and chunky trails that I ride in Austin and the surrounding areas. Having 4" of front and rear suspension is the way to go. You can do so much more technical stuff and have a huge smile on your face the whole time. My bike weighs around 26.0lbs. Other suspension bikes that weigh less and have less suspension will not last and will not be able to handle the rough stuff for long.

    I have cracked two GT frames and it was very frustrating! I know that my Titus will be able take anything I give it for as long as I own it.

    My wife just purchased a RacerX from Charles (Hammerhead Bikes) because of the build quality and feel of the bike.
    We have been to Titus headquarters(Tempe,AZ)and met the team that makes Titus who they are. Great people with a huge passion for badass bikes. We rode some cool trails using their demo bikes in AZ. I rode a Switchblade and Carmen rode a LocoMoto. Both bike were awesome. We are very proud to own Titus products.

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    [May 23, 2003]
    Lonnie
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    It's light and strong and fits me perfect. Second to none build quality with excellent company and manufacture support.

    Weakness:

    Lean,mean machine with ZERO defects. In other words,none!

    The handling on this bike is superb! It climbs tecnical stuff extremely well. It rails corners and tracks awesome. It just flies downhill. It basically goes where you point it. The balance of this bike is fantastic. In the air or track stand, it's well mannered. I ride it just like a motocrosser. I love my 100x! It can do anything I ask of it. It is spec'd well also. Everything works flawlessly. All the previous reviews about the Hammerhead are true. What else can I say. Working with Charles was great. He'll make sure that you are on the right bike for your riding style and terrain and that, most important, it fits. He is very knowledgable about the products he sells. Bottom line, of all the bikes I've ridden, this is defenitly the best all around bike I've been on. It truly inspires confidence.

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    [Mar 06, 2004]
    Kent
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Craftmanship, durability, performance. It's pretty, too.

    Weakness:

    None

    I love this bike! I think it’s the best of its kind on the market. All of the previous reviews are true…it’s that good. It’s well balanced and handles great. The bike is stiff and tracks extremely well. It's super responsive, too. The ride is smooth and firm with 4 inches of travel on the front and rear. It’s very efficient and the acceleration is amazing. It rails corners, climbs like a goat on steroids, negotiates rock gardens and off camber trails with no problem. Basically, it will do whatever you ask of it. Your skill is the limit.

    I’m 6’ and weight about 195 lbs. I ride a lot and tend to damage stuff, so I assume my riding style is somewhat aggressive or at least abusive. I’m addicted to this sport so I don’t like down time and reliability was a big consideration in my purchase. The bike has been maintenance free.

    Living in the Austin area has afforded me the opportunity to meet and ride with other HH owners. I have found that these folks are excited about the Hammerhead’s performance and durability. Their stories are consistent with the reviews about the bike and the shop.

    Another benefit that comes with the HH is customer service. I’ve had some time to meet and get to know Charles. This guy knows bikes and does a lot of product testing. He will give you good feedback. Charles is interested in what fits the customer and will take whatever time necessary to find the right bike for your particular riding style, even if it’s not a Hammerhead. I’ve never felt pressured to purchase a thing. Decent, honest people with superior products are the winning combination here, and Hammerhead Bikes has got it down.

    So, whether you’re doing epic rides, technical-rocky single track or XC racing, this bike will do it all. I currently own a Blur and a Superlight, and they’ve been gathering dust ever since I bought the HH. I can honestly say the HH 100X out performs these bikes hands down.

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    [Jul 12, 2002]
    Andrew Mui
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Titus build quality. CNC machined frame members. Boxed rear end.

    Weakness:

    None. I have a small fram which makes the cable routing kinda tight, but I wouldn't necessarily call it a weakness. I run V-brakes and the cable is run on the right chainstay. The exposed cable rubbed up on the brake arm so I had to file down the spacers to prevent some of the rubbing. But that doesn't detract from the bike.

    This bike is the shiznit. I've had it for roughly one week now but have taken it out 3 times already and have put on about 45+ mi. or so. So this will be a preliminary review. I was looking at getting the Racer-X or the Switch. I wanted a tight handling bike that could carve up singletrack but be able to tackle some gnarly stuff too. I've read the reviews on the X and the Switch and was undecided between the two. I asked various owners of each biek what they liked/disliked about the bike. Stil undecided. I talked to Charles at HammerHead and he basically asked me what type of riding I did. After much debate and phone calls, Charles told me about the hammerhead. It pretty much fit my bill. And after riding it 3 times now, it handles exactly how I wnated it too. IT carves and rails turns and handles rocky/rooty terrain equally well. The best of both worlds. I mostly like doing fast singletrack and it reallly tears that up, but it feels equally welll on open fireroads as well. The added suspension is noticeable and the FOX forx is as good as they come (long time Zokes fan). Basically, if you're torn between a full blown racer and a longer typical "trailbike" GET THE 100X....or at least give Charles a call and talk to him about it.

    BTW: Charles is great to work with. YOu get the feeling that he really wants to get the best ride for you to match your style and fit (the most important thing). He only specs good, proven parts and doesn't just try to sell you the most expensive items......

    well, that's about it.....gonna take it to demo this sunday!!!!!!

    can't wait.

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    [Sep 10, 2002]
    Chasen Rodgers
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Solid Construction
    Solid feel
    Great Handling
    Good customer support
    Recommended components work great together

    Weakness:

    None so far


    Like all of the reviewers before me I am extremely happy with the 100x. I feel it is a great collaboration between a quality frame builder and bike shop that knows its business. I have put about a 250 miles on the bike so far and it has performed like a champ. Best of all I think it has made me a better, more confident rider. One of the other benefits of purchasing this bike was working with Charles. The guy knows his stuff. Some friends recommended I speak with him, and Charles lived up to the hype. I could go on and on about the speeds and feeds of this bike (I would just be repeating the reviewers before me). The long and the short of it, is that I would recommend this bike and Hammerhead Bike shop to any riders looking for a new high quality rig.

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